Holloway vs. Poirier is one more great fight of Ultimate Fighting Championship. It’s the main event of UFC 236 which will take place in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s the lightweight (155 pounds) bout for the interim UFC lightweight title. Both fighters will have a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this bout here below.
On the 13th of April, in the main event UFC featherweight reigning champion of the world Max “Blessed” Holloway (20-3) will face #3 lightweight in UFC lightweight division Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier (24-5, 1NC) at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. It has been more than 7 years ago when Holloway and Poirier last fought. Back in UFC 143, Poirier defeated Holloway by submission in the first round. Now, these men will share octagon once again for the interim lightweight strap.
It has been more than 7 years since Holloway fought Poirier. It was his UFC debut and it was unsuccessfully. “Blessed” lost his first fight in the UFC to Dustin Poirier in the first round via submission. Since then, much has changed. Holloway fought his way to the top, became UFC featherweight champion of the world with a TKO win against probably the best UFC featherweight off all time – Jose Aldo. Then “Blessed” defended his belt two times. Now Holloway moves up and challenges Dustin Poirier for the lightweight interim belt. If Max will win he would have two belts simultaneously. Max Holloway is on the 13-fight winning streak and looking forward to grabbing another W. “Blessed” is a dangerous striker, has knockout power. Also, Max has a good striking defense. He is an aggressive fighter, tough, fearless.
Dustin Poirier definitely remembers how he defeated Holloway back in UFC 143 and he will try to defeat UFC featherweight champion once again. The 30 years lightweight is on a 3-fight winning streak. In his last two fights, he defeated two very dangerous fighters – Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez. Now he is #3 lightweight in the UFC lightweight division and definitely earned a shot at the interim lightweight title. “Diamond” is that fighter, who always likes to trade punches, this is why his fights are so exciting. He also has real power in his hands, he is tough, always ready to fight.
These fighters fought in 2012. Back in UFC 143, Dustin Poirier defeated Max Holloway by submission in the first round.